No one could describe the first quarter of 2020 as “business as usual.” The current health crisis is forcing businesses, including law firms, to develop more flexible, responsive ways of providing essential services.
As a boutiquefirm that prides itself on nimble, cost-effective legal support, we already have the technology and culture in place to support these changing needs—from web-based arbitration services to top-of-the-line electronic discovery. Still, we can always do better. Please
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Genetic Typing Could Answer Key Questions in Tort Litigation
The current crisis is already spawning tort suits seeking damages for illness or death allegedly caused by negligent or reckless exposure. Former DOJ trial counsel
Adam Dinnell has successfully used genetic typing, a form of “fingerprinting” that differentiates between thousands of different genetic types of a particular pathogen, as evidence in similar cases involving Legionnaire’s Disease.
In this two-part piece,
Logan Johnson writes that, as economic fallout from the COVID crisis intensifies, contractual parties are increasingly invoking force majeure provisions to excuse performance of contracts.
Texas recently appointed judges for emergency hearings (now being held remotely) to deal with coronavirus patients who refuse to quarantine. Partner
Dan Hinde handled similar issues during his ten years as a Harris County district judge.
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